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CAPR 60-1 Cadet Publication Index

CAPP 60-20
New Cadet Guide
Jun 2023

CAPP 60-11 
Cadet Program Officers' Handbook

Oct 2021

More Key Resources

Index & Program Management

Cadet Publication Index:  Quick reference to all numbered cadet publications

60-1 Cadet Program Management: The Cadet Program's governing document

60-2 Cadet Protection Program: How CAP protects cadets and how to report concerns

60-3 Cadets at School Program: Policies governing school squadrons 

60-10 Wing DCP Guide: Resource for adults serving as Wing Director of Cadet Programs

60-18 Positive Youth Development Glossary: Common terminology as theory and practice

60-112 Cadet Key Performance Indicators:  How we measure program success


60-20 New Cadet Guide: How to register for eServices, wear the uniform, complete Achievement 1, stay safe, have fun, and more 

60-21 Cadet Great Start: Comprehensive program for transforming prospective cadets into C/Amn in 5 weeks

60-102 Cadet Programs Fact Sheet: Overview of CP goals, content areas, statistics, outcomes, and more

60-103 CAP Cadet Program Overview: Overview of the Cadet Program for strategic audiences

Cadet Wingman Course: Introduction to Core Values, safety, and cadet protection for Achievement 1 cadets

Cadet Welcome Course: Introduction to New Cadet Guide and programs for Achievement 1 cadets.  How to access Cadet Welcome Course.

Cadet Welcome Course:  Also available as an in-classroom lesson plan for cadets/squadrons without internet access or supporting cadets with special needs.


Learn to Lead: 4-volume, standards-based textbook series, plus curriculum guide, lesson plans, and more

Drill & Ceremonies: Drill manual, instructional videos, lesson plans, and more

60-31  Cadet Staff Handbook: Goal setting, leadership mentoring, Air Force traditions, position descriptions, and organizational charts

60-32  Staff Duty Analysis Guide: Service learning, technical writing, and oral presentations for cadet officers

60-90  Leadership Feedback: Evaluation and mentoring instrument commonly used in promotion boards

60-98 Uniform Inspection Scorecard: Optional tool, formatted for letter-size paper

60-115 Lead2Change:  How cadets can win adult support for their big ideas      NEW TOOL

151  Respect on Display: How and why CAP practices Air Force-style customs and courtesies


Aerospace Education Curriculum Materials: Homepage for all cadet-related texts, activity guides, and lesson plans

Aerospace Education YouTube Channel:  Video lessons for cadets and educators

AE Grants:  Information on how to obtain special funding for cadet AE activities

STEM Kits:  Information on how to obtain free learning materials for squadron use

60-40 Cadet Orientation Flight Program Guide  Program basics, best practices, flight syllabi

60-41 Cyber & STEM Recognition Programs; related tool: cadet log in Excel format

60-106  Cadet Flight Plan:  Poster illustrating pathway from new cadet to aviation professional 
11x17 tabloid, zipped file, for printing on some desktop printers
Slide / mini-poster version
Quick view image



Active Cadet Fitness Program: How to conduct fun and meaningful fitness training activities and how to implement the CPFT

Fitness Resources:  Helpful links for learning about and administering the ACFP.

Fit for Flying: Readings and activities about the role of fitness in making the human body "airworthy."


Values for Living 2.0 Lesson Plans: Repository of all authorized resources used during monthly character forums

National Character Day:  National Character Day curriculum

Medal of Honor Character Lessons:  Supplemental character lessons from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

Core Values Guru Guide:  Air Force resource for making Core Values fully present in your organization

Future of the DDR Program:  Explains how the Drug Demand Reduction effort is no longer positioned as a stand-alone program but integrated into the overall Cadet Program

DDR-X Activity Guide: Hands-on learning activities containing a strong, drug-free message

DDR Outreach Program Operations Plan: Operations plan for community outreach, educating local youth on the negative side effects of drugs and alcohol

60-61  Red Ribbon Leadership Academy: Guide for a 3-hour outreach program lead by cadets for non-cadet students

60-62  Unit Honor Guard Program: How to establish a unit honor guard and conduct honor guard activities correctly

60-63  The Congressional Award: Teen recognition program for service, professional development, fitness, and exploration

60-105  Cadet Wingman Poster: Poster promoting the wingman concept

60-107  Core Values Poster: Poster promoting the Core Values

Activity Curricula

Cadet Competition:  Home page for competition rules and supplemental materials

Cadet Honor Academy:  Home page for the 3-day program that combines Core Values education with drill and ceremonies training

Encampment:  Home page for all encampment lessons, visual aids, and collateral materials

Region Cadet Leadership School:  Home page for the RCLS program

Activity Risk Management

Cadet Weather:  Guidance on safely conducting cadet activities in hot and cold conditions

60-72  Required Staff Training: Curriculum for reducing the risk of hazing, harassment, and inappropriate training intensity at cadet activities

60-80  Cadet Permission Slip: Indicates cadet is authorized by parents to attend a special event 

60-81  Application for Encampment: Application form, medical information, and legal release

60-82  High Adventure Activity Authorization: Planning and authorization document for rappelling, firearms training, and other activities with significant risks of injury 

Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints:  Assistance in identifying activity-specific risks for cadet-aged audiences

Fact Sheets, Awards, & Heritage

Barriers to Cadets:  Handout useful for explaining CAP / family cost-sharing & non-financial barriers to cadet success

Curry Certificate: Award certificate for cadets who've earned their first promotion in the Cadet Program

60-102  Cadet Programs Fact Sheet:  Quick overview of the program mission, vision, content areas, outcomes, and more

Milestone Award Fact Sheets:  Quick overview of each milestone award, suitable for reading aloud to the audience during an award ceremony  

Special Awards Home Page:  Overview of special awards available to cadets; "... of the year" awards; CP awards to units; etc.

Cadet to Astronaut: Profile of Eric Boe

1st Female Thunderbird: Profile of Nicole Malachowski

1st Black Female Fighter Pilot: Profile of Lex Kimbrell

CSAF Perspective on Spaatz: Speech by Gen Norton Schwartz

75th Cadet Year: Special issue of CAP Volunteer magazine

60-110 Cadet Heritage: Priceless documents from aerospace pioneers who support CAP cadets



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